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Laudrup's signs extended deal to stay at Swansea until 2015

Laudrup has helped Swansea to their first major title in their 100 year history Photo: John Walton/EMPICS Sport

Swansea City have announced they have signed a contract extension to keep Michael Laudrup at the club until 2015. In a statement the Premiership side said he had signed a one year contract extension to stay at the Swans for the next two campaigns.

Following a successful season which has seen the south Wales side pick up their first major silverware in their 100 year history, there had been speculation linking the Dane to several clubs in Europe, including Real Madrid.

The Swansea City chairman, Huw Jenkins, has described Laudrup's contract extension as a 'major boost' for everyone involved in the club.

ou can never guarantee how things will work out when you employ a new manager, especially after the success we’ve had in recent seasons, but I think everyone has seen for themselves that Michael has helped take this football club to another level.

He is a pleasure to work with because he shares the same philosophy as everyone at this football club.

He has ensured that we have progressed again this season and I am convinced his knowledge, experience and expertise will ensure we keep moving forward for the next few years.

– Huw Jenkins, Swansea City Chairman

Michael Laudrup has said that he is delighted to sign a one year extension to his current deal at Swansea City, saying that they have "started something this season that I want to continue."

I know there has been a lot of speculation (about my future), but I’ve always said that I am happy here and I never had any doubts I would stay.

I am delighted to sign the new deal and I’m already really looking forward to next season. I hope there will be some very exciting things happening with the team and with the club in Europe.

– Michael Laudrup, Swansea City Manager

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